Closing Out the Week

Closing Out the Week

I had got close to hitting my mileage goal for the week yesterday but wasn’t quite there – I need to find another six kilometers. In the broader scheme of things these last few kilometers wouldn’t count for very much. Certainly, in the scope of the...
Running the River

Running the River

Today marks the start of the final ‘big week’ of training before the 50 miler in England in September. If all goes to plan I will run my third consecutive 100km week this week, then cut back to 80km the week after, and a little less than that in the final...
Training Block

Training Block

With my next ultra run about a month away I am deep into the training block and preparing for a couple of high-volume weeks before the taper begins. I’m uninjured, I’m running easily, and I am feeling confident that the run in the UK will go well. I...
Medical Certificate

Medical Certificate

After banking about three-quarters of my intended weekly mileage in about 40 hours or so, I took today as a rest day and visited the doctor for the all important medical certificate. Here in France it is nigh on impossible to enter a competitive race without a medical...
La Maison Blanche

La Maison Blanche

I had a day off today before a big trip for the new company tomorrow – California, here I come! – and so I thought I would try and get some good time in on my feet in the morning before thinking about packing for the trip in the afternoon. I wanted to try...